Speeches and Questions

European Union Membership Is An Important Aspect Of The Backdrop To The British Council’s Work

Stephen Kinnock: As my hon. Friend will know, one of the council’s important functions is to manage programmes such as Erasmus, as well as English language teaching assistants going out to other countries, particularly those in the European Union. Continue reading

British Council Best To Build Trust Between Britain And The Rest Of The World, It Should Be Adequately Funded

Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon) (Lab): It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Vaz. I congratulate the hon. Member for Somerton and Frome (David Warburton) on securing this important debate. Continue reading

Right To Choose - Scotland Bill

Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon) (Lab): Does the Secretary of State agree that a woman’s right to choose should be universal? Continue reading

Financial Services Sector Must Regain The Trust Of The British People

Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon) (Lab): It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Stringer. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Ealing North (Stephen Pound) on his inspiring and passionate speech. The image he gave towards the end of his speech of Al Pacino playing Arthur Scargill will live with me for the rest of the day.   Continue reading

Unilateral Action To Deal With Steel Crisis

Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon) (Lab): On those five asks, particularly around anti-dumping and state aid, does my hon. Friend agree that the principle that should now be applied is shoot first and answer questions later?  Continue reading

Steel Closures Will Cost Treasury Millions Of Pounds

Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon) (Lab): The Secretary of State will be aware that the hard closure of the Redcar steelworks will cost hundreds of millions of pounds to secure the assets that are there, and the continued bad news on closures will cost hundreds of millions of pounds more, potentially running into billions.  Continue reading

Time For The UK To Smarten Up How It Uses Anti-Dumping Measures

 The Prime Minister is aware of the fact that the British steel industry faces a crisis and that massive dumping of Chinese steel is a major contributory factor. Continue reading

Welfare Benefit Changes

  In the political to-ing and fro-ing that surrounds the decisions taken in this place, the consequences for innocent children are all too often shunted down the list of priorities. I agree with the numerous calls from children’s charities for us to start to put children at the centre of our decision-making process. Continue reading